July 29, 1929 - March 6, 2008
Doris May Haaf Baitinger lost her hard fought battle with cancer, leaving to join her Savior and awaiting loved ones on Thursday March 6, 2008 while a patient at the Regional Medical Center in Vineland, New Jersey . Doris was born on July 29, 1929 in the Husted Station section of Upper Deerfield Township to the late Karl F.and Laura Yourison Haaf. She grew up in the village of Deerfield., on Deerfield Street, having lived across the street in her early years from the man she would marry, Paul G. Baitinger, Jr. She attended the former Union School on Deerfield Street, and later the Seabrook Schools, as well as attending Bridgeton High School. She was a lifelong resident of Upper Deerfield Township with the exception of almost a decade, when she and Pauljr. lived in Stuart, Florida residing with and working for her in laws, the late Paul G. Sr and Eliza Cattell Baitinger at their restaurant and gas station. She was a member of the Deerfield Methodist Church. She often talked about traveling to various local Methodist churches as a youth for revivals, hymn sings and "Tom Thumb"weddings. When she was younger she worked as a waitress at the White House Lunch in Deerfield, where she got to know Paul very well. They were together at the " V-J Day " celebration in Bridgeton City during the WWII years, and the rest, is history. They were married on August 24, 1946 by her uncle, the late Rev. G.Raymond Haaf. She worked at Brewster's Sub Shop, the Seabrook School's cafeteria, Price Brothers Lithograph until it's closing , and as a nurse's aide at the Cumberland Manor where she retired in 1986. She and Paul delivered the Bridgeton Evening News for over twenty years, retiring from that in the fall of 2007. When her children were younger she was a Girl Scout/ Brownie assistant leader with the troop that met at the Woodruff Church, as well as active with the Seabrook Schools PTA. She was an avid and knowledgeable Philadelphia Phillies fan, loved to travel to the casinos in Atlantic City as well as Lancaster, Pa. She and Paul also enjoyed going out to eat, locally. She was pre deceased by her son Paul G. Baitinger, III, in 1969, her infant brother Lewis in 1924, brothers, Karl D. and J.George Haaf, and a sister Marion Haaf Long as well as her in laws Paul G. Sr and Eliza Cattell Baitinger . In addition to her husband Paul, Jr. she is survived by her sisters , Margaret Haaf Nichols and Jane Haaf Pettit both of Upper Deerfield Twp., daughters, Margaret and husband Kenny Blizzard, Sr, of Hopewell Twp. Shirley Clark of Northfield, Sharon and her husband Ron Campbell Sr. of Shiloh. Sisters in law Louise Haaf, Helen Reaser, Mary Ellen Baitinger, Jean Van Vliet, Brothers in law William O. Nichols, John S. Baitinger, and several nieces and nephews. Many years ago she prayed for a grandson, and was blessed with a grand total of eight, all of whom survive her and were the loves of her life; Douglas Jr., Raymond Jr., and Jeremy Clark, Brian, Kevin, and Kenny Blizzard Jr., and his fiance' Alena Atkinson, Ron Jr. and Brad Campbell. She was also blessed with two great granddaughters, Ashley Clark and Sophia Campbell.
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